Supporting Your Daughter, as She Grows Into A Community Leader

An honest conversation with an expert, Brenda Jimenez, about navigating your daughter’s growing interest in social change.  How do you set boundaries for your child while still allowing them to explore and challenge the world? What tools and resources are available to support as she grows? Listen to other parent’s concerns and experiences in a supportive environment.


As a professional in the non-profit sector, Brenda’s expertise in fund development, board development and organizational management has supported non-profit Executives and Board of Directors in transforming their organizations by increasing their reach and impact.

Brenda Jimenez joined MENTOR New York five years ago as the Director of Operations and Growth Strategies. In that time, her efforts have resulted in raising an additional 2.3 million dollars, expanding staff capacity and efficiencies, and developing quality controls and processes that support the organization’s sustainability. She developed a clear tactical growth strategy that has resulted in the organization successfully deepening its services within New York City and Long Island while expanding services to Upstate New York. Her work has ensured that an additional 35,000 children across the state are engaged in mentoring relationships.

Prior to joining MENTOR NY, Brenda was the Associate Director of Agency Development in the northeast region for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA). Brenda also worked for Girl Scouts of the USA as a Volunteer & Diversity Resource Development Consultant. She helped manage a 1.9 million dollar project that aimed to explore systems for recruitment and retention of volunteers. Her career began as a Development Director for United Way of Essex and West Hudson where she helped raise close to three million dollars during her tenure.

She received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University and Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management from the Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service at New York University. 

Brenda’s commitment to women’s and children’s issues has been a focus in her service to the community, and the catalyst to her professional choices, leading to her current position as the new CEO of MENTOR New York. She is excited to get started in this new role and lead the organization into the new decade.

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